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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Junkie Fest 2018

 These are the contents from our SWAG bag at Junkie Fest, held July 26 thru 29th in Minneapolis, MN. I've been home for a week and still trying to incorporate all these goodies into my own stash. The generosity of all these sponsors was absolutely mind boggling...
 
A room full of crafty peeps; from students, to Admins to teachers... very, very fun!
 
I took five classes to include Gina K, Taylored Expressions, Concord and 9th, Interactive Cards and Brutus Monroe. Some of these cards are from classes and the rest are from make and takes; Newton's Nook, Kitchen Sink, Catherine Pooler, the Ton, Hero Arts and Beth Duff Designs. There were SOOOO many make and takes that I did not get a chance to do them all...
 
Upon returning home however, I did place an order with Newton's Nook which arrived yesterday. Now I need to get a routine to craft and stop perusing the web... wish me luck!
 


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Let's Go to the Beach!

 I don't think I've been this happy about how a card turned out in a LONG time! Maybe because attached to this image are many, many, many happy summers in Ocean Park, ME...
 
The image is from Whipper Snapper Designs and is called "Beach Time". The sentiment is from a Laurel Burch set but I only used half of it. I loved, loved, loved coloring this with my Copics. I used rice paper (from my mentor that I've had FOREVER) as the sand and water looking paper I found at Hobby Lobby. Oh how I want to be in Ocean Park, Maine, RIGHT NOW!!!

Friday, June 29, 2018

The latest and greatest creations...

I've had these Whipper stamps since last June and FINALLY got to coloring them with my Copics when Deb came for the weekend in mid-June. Yeah, I'm no speed demon, that's for sure... :)
 
One of the things I love about when Deb visits is that, with her advice on how to color, I learn several new Copics that I just can't live without. I then place an order with Oozak and fill in my collection. Yup, she's an enabler... LOL
 
 She also brought some NUVO Gilding Flakes that we proceeded to get all over the dining room table and floor. BUT, look at these gorgeous cards! How fun is that?!
 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cards completed at Cozy Crop 2018...

 Another wonderful week at Cozy Crop, April 22 thru 29th, with the most talented group of ladies! My focus this year was cards. The week ended and I had fifty...
 
I CASE'd this from one Sherry Varga had made. She had done a BEAUTIFUL layered butterfly stamp on vellum that came out stunning. I used my Tim Holtz layered Thinlits dies to duplicate the look. I borrowed her Gina K. double stitched dies and sentiment to complete the card...
 
I had cut SEVERAL of these at Cozy Crop last year, assembled them at home and then... did nothing! I swear this die belonged to Deb Fischer but she says "Nope!" I turned them into cards using a sentiment from one of my Laurel Burch sets...
 
Using the MFT snow drift die AND Deb's kitty dies, I completed these...
 
Using the Kiwi Lane templates I won in a class last year, I made a few of these...
 
 We made a trip to Farmhouse Memories and I purchased these two fabrics; which, shockingly, turned into eight cards very quickly... :)

 I borrowed Kerri's (who wasn't even with us) Unity stamp to create three of these... LOVED them! After stamping and picking papers, I was waiting for the Unity girl to tell me what color her shirt was before getting out the Copics. Since they were "talking" to me, Rhoda named them Heather, Olivia and Alice. No, no, I'm not crazy... or AM I?!!


 From my miscellaneous box, three of these were made...
 
 And, using Joanne Grossman's die, I completed my five Christmas cards for April... yay!!
 
Thank you to all the ladies who let me borrow their "stuff". Fifty cards done... woot, woot! Now, to get some in the mail.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

My FIVE for March. No, no, no... NOT late!

 A Laurel Burch image I borrowed from my friend Deb and spent three months coloring with my Copics (off and on, of course), yelled at me this morning that March was almost gone. JUST under the wire, here's my five Christmas cards for March...
 
The sentiment is from a Laurel Burch set that I own. Embossed in black on vellum, then layered. I'm sooooo pleased I made my goal on time... :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Craffty Weekend... again!

 SOOOO, another wonderful weekend with a crafty friend. Deb came on Saturday morning and left after lunch on Monday. We tried a # of different techniques AND some old ones...
 
    
The first thing we did was an old Online Card Class from 2013 called "Pattern Play". The first was "Pattern Paper and Stamping". This was so cool! We took patterned paper, VersaMark stamped on top of it with another stamp. Clear embossed it, used Distress inks to color the paper, then ironed away the clear embossing. What a neat effect! I did three different backgrounds but only one became a card. The second card is from "Altering Patterned Paper". What a GREAT way to use up scraps from a 6"x 6" pad!

 Then, I got out my relatively new Stampin' Up set called "Weather Together" and made three of these. Simple UNTIL... trying to line up the raindrops under the umbrellas. Math was NEVER my strong suit. LOL
 
 We tried our hand at a "Recessed Panel Card"... not bad!
 
 This is blending Distress Oxides and placing a Mandala die-cut over it that Deb brought to the table. The sentiment is from a Laura Burch set that I own...
 
 Using the precious MISTI, I used Stampin 'Up's "Gorgeous Grunge" to do this. Once I did the math (again, not my forte) we each stamped a few panels to use for later. Who doesn't need birthday cards?

And, on Monday, we finished up with a # of these from the good 'ol days. The Starburst card. Another GREAT use of scraps...
 
Other than a preemptive visit to AnimERge with Wuzya on Saturday night, it was a most productive weekend. Wuzya seemed to have hurt herself and couldn't walk. NOW, you'd think absolutely nothing had ever happened... damn cats!